Aviator Crossed the Mediterranean

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The History of Aviation


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1913 Aviator Crossed the Mediterranean

On September 23rd, French pilot Roland Garros crossed the Mediterranean in 7 hours and 53 minutes. Garros set off from a beach southwest of Cannes. He flew out over Sardinia and then across the Mediterranean to Bizerata in Tunisia. Garros arrived with less than a gallon of fuel in his tank.

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